We all know whom the real first scientist discovered the double helix=ROSALIND FLANKLIN
Fun to read, but Watson sounds like a total ass. The way he treats Rosalind Franklin is unacceptable; sounds like she did most of the work, but him and Crick got all the credit!
A very readable book! And, it's not just for adult readers - the book is a good enhancement for DNA studies for middle-schooler or high-schoolers. A book about DNA might seem intimidating, but this book is quite approachable.
In 1950 the prize was DNA. This account of that pursuit shows how the scientific teams of the day on both sides of the atlantic competed to win, and how close each isolated team came to the prize.
Portions of this book are interesting, but it is disappointing that Watson treated Dr. Rosalind Franklin as an incompetent. Without her x-ray diffraction data, Watson and Crick would not have been able to determine the DNA structure. The scientific community has taken a very dim view of the distorted accounts presented by Watson in his book. Through his own words, he has degraded his reputation. It is interesting to note, that this manuscript was initially submitted to a different publishing company, and it was rejected, due to the distorted and self-serving accounts, without giving proper credit to Dr. Franklin.
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